NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With the year coming to an end, many of us are looking back at the stories and events that shaped 2012.

A video posted on YouTube captured those moments — the good, the bad, the inspiring, the life-changing and everything in between.

From Superstorm Sandy wreaking havoc on the East Coast to the sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy; from a record-breaking skydive at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere to an NYPD cop giving a homeless man a pair of shoes; from a woman being bullied on a bus to daring rescues and flash mobs.

These are the stories that went viral, made headlines and made history in 2012.

Check out the video below:


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